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The portia is a jumping spider that lives in Africa, Australia, China, Malaysia, Nepal, India and many other Asian countries.

The Portia Invents New Hunting Techniques

Usually, animals have their own fixed hunting technique. The portia changes its technique depending on its prey and the situation. It might imitate prey stuck in its web or release a pheromone typical for other animal.

If it meets a new species, it will try different tactics to see which works best. Unusually, this spider will also eat other spiders.

Portia Portia - Photo: Hyde Peranitti/Shutterstock

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